Believe it or not, I still know people that pay to go to a tanning salon, to achieve the year round tan.
While some think having a tanned body is attractive (or is it?), I don’t think that it’s healthy to be in a perpetual state of remaining unnaturally tan, day in and day out all year round! Yet, I know of a few women that pay to go to a tanning salon, just to accomplish this feat.
Unfortunately, as they age, such damaging exposure give (both women and men) that leathery look that we’ve all come to associate with such long term tanning effects, not to mention the potentially worrisome skin cancer results. It seems kind of odd to pay a tanning salon around $50 a month to get such damage done to your skin. It’s kind of like paying the school bully to punch you every other day in the mouth to have fuller lips.
So from a bit of research, it sounds like 1 tanning session can run you an average of $8 for one session. Many pay a flat rate of about $50 per month though. So using the $50/month figure, that would be $600 a years. While $600 a year won’t break you, it’s still a decent chunk of money to plop down on something that is unhealthy for you…
I use to laugh at the spray on tans that I watch as celebrities on TV would go through, but considering the risks of tanning salons, perhaps they were more clever than I imagined…
Given that you believe that a “golden” tanned look and make you more attractive, do you still think it’s worth it given the risk communicated through the media these days? Or do you think it’s better to save your money?